Ender’s Game, d’Orson Scott Card, est certainement l’un des meilleurs romans de science-fiction jamais écrits. Dans un futur proche, la Terre est menacée par une race alien qui semble déterminée à détruire l’humanité, et l’histoire est centrée sur un jeune garçon, surdoué, qui reçoit un entrainement militaire dans le but de vaincre les aliens. L’histoire est passionnante, le style est simple, donc ça se lit très vite. Mais c’est aussi un livre parfois complexe, qui explore les émotions et conflits d’enfants surdoués, qui pensent comme des adultes, et qui sont confrontés à des questionnements éthiques qui engagent toute la race humaine. J’ai tellement adoré le premier roman de la série que j’ai très vite enchainé avec les 3 suivants. Il faut savoir que par la suite Orson Scott Card a écrit plein d’autres romans dans le même univers, qui se centrent sur d’autres personnages ou d’autres événements. To be continued… 😉

Orson Scott Card - Ender's Game
Orson Scott Card (1985)
The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew 'Ender' Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation.
Is Ender the general Earth so desperately needs? The only way to find out is to throw him into ever-harsher training at Battle School, to chip away and find the diamond inside, or destroy him utterly. Ender Wiggin is six years old when his training begins. He will grow up fast.
But Ender is not the only result of the experiment. His two older siblings, Peter and Valentine, are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. Among the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world. If, that is, the world survives.
Orson Scott Card - Speaker for the Dead
Orson Scott Card (1986)
In the aftermath of his terrible war, Ender Wiggin disappeared, and a powerful voice arose: the Speaker for the Dead, who told of the true story of the Bugger War.
Now long years later, a second alien race has been discovered, but again the aliens’ ways are strange and frightening…again, humans die. And it is only the Speaker for the Dead, who is also Ender Wiggin the Xenocide, who has the courage to confront the mystery…and the truth.
Orson Scott Card - Xenocide
Orson Scott Card (1991)
The war for survival of the planet Lusitania will be fought in the hearts of a child named Gloriously Bright.
On Lusitania, Ender found a world where humans and pequininos and the Hive Queen could all live together; where three very different intelligent species could find common ground at last. Or so he thought.
Orson Scott Card - Children of the Mind
Orson Scott Card (1996)
Now Ender's adopted world, Lusitania, is threatened by the same planet-destroying weapon that he himself used so many years before. Only Jane, the computer intelligence that has evolved with him over 3,000 years can save the three sentient races of Lusitania.

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